A barefoot pitcher, a chimpanzee chasing players around the diamond, a missing mascot head and much, much more.
Minor league baseball really does have it all and Tim Hagerty knows that better than most people.
We chat with the author of “Tales from the Dugout: 1,001 Humorous, Inspirational & Wild Anecdotes from Minor League Baseball” about some of the connections in his book to Alberta.
Read More Bliss, Blasphemy & Bizarre Nights at the Ballpark
More than a few baseball players can say they were the author of their own demise.
But in Jim Bouton’s case, it was literally true.
Fortunately, the knuckleball pitcher was also capable of penning a great redemption story … and Calgary played a big role in that comeback.
Read More The Battered Bouton of Baseball
It’s a great time to find a comfy chair, sit back, crack a book and get lost in it for a few hours.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 10 books that are of interest to Alberta baseball fans. These titles include biographies, historical studies, movie-inspiring tales and first-person accounts of experimental baseball projects.
So, in no particular order, here are the books and authors that have captivated our attention …
Read More Ten Books for Alberta Baseball Fans
It is seemingly a marriage of three favourite pieces of baseball lore: cards, travel and books.
Brad Balukjian’s new book, “The Wax Pack: On The Open Road In Search Of Baseball’s Afterlife,” dives into what happened to the players he found in a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards.
It led him down an 11,341-mile adventure that can only be described as a mix of nostalgia, travelogue and self-discovery.
Read More Wax Tracks
With the Christmas season upon us, we have just the gifts for the baseball fans in your life! Introducing the Alberta Dugout Stories Silent Auction!
Read More Online Silent Auction: Nov. 23-30